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The Block’s Suzi Taylor reveals her romance with INXS rocker Michael Hutchence

“You were his whole world when you were with him”

The Block’s Suzi Taylor has shared details of her romantic life with late INXS star Michael Hutchence and also stated she’s positive his death was a sexual misadventure not suicide.

“It was definitely not suicide, Michael would never do that,” Suzi said.

“Especially with Tiger-Lily, he would have never left this planet deliberately. He wasn’t ready to go, he was embarking on a new tour. It was completely an accident. Obviously when alcohol and drugs are involved sometimes these accidents can happen, it’s just very sad but it happens all over the world.”

Suzi – who this week shared in $349, 000 of The Block profit with her building partner Vonni Cosier – agreed with Hutchence’s late partner Paula Yates that the singer died from autoerotic asphyxiation.

Hutchence, who would have turned 55 this year, tracked Taylor down after seeing her as Penthouse Pet of the Year in 1991.

“I had a phone call saying someone from a band wanted my number and to maybe meet up.

Before that I’d gone to an event where he was and we made eye contact, I think him getting my number stemmed from that party.

He’d seen me in Penthouse. He told me that he went to a studio in Sydney and my magazine was on one of the coffee tables so he’d checked me out.

It wasn’t a one night thing, we stayed in touch for a while, I’d meet him on the Gold Coast or in Sydney.

Whenever I heard from him I’d get a big smile on my face, that’s for sure.”

She continued, saying that he was “very generous, very loving and heaps of fun to be around.”

“Just a beautiful, beautiful soul. We stayed close for some time. Whenever we caught up it was always fun times. I found him very shy, but such a lovely, lovely guy.

He was very self-conscious, he’d always wear his hair around his face, but he’d come out of his shell when we went on stage.

You were his whole world when you were with him, which was very refreshing.

He was someone who never looked at anyone else when you were with him. I loved that. He oozed charisma. He was the quintessential rock star.

The way he moved, the way he looked, it just oozed from him. It was a wonderful experience to be in his company.”

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